|Dances of the Kwakiutl - William Heick|
A magnificent film featuring Pacific Northwest Indian dances of the ancient winter ceremonial handed down among the Kwakiutl families as their way of keeping history. Beautiful costumes and masks are worn by the dancers in this black and white film
|Death Valley - Paul Hoefler Productions|
A beautifully shot trip through the Death Valley of the late 1940s, including visits to the ghost town of Ryan, Zabriskie Point, the Harmony Borax Works, and Scotty's Castle.
Keywords: ryan; scotty's castle; harmony; borax; Zabriskie
Downloads: 4,761 (1 review)
|Deep Blue World - Ken Rudolph|
Presents an underwater fantasy. Studies the deep blues which gives the feeling of going down in an almost endless descent. Shows the beauty and gloriousness of the flower - life sea anemones. Concludes by showing the blues of the upper waters. Music by Jerry Garcia. For more on director Ken Rudolph, visit http://www.afana.org/rudolphken.htm
Keywords: academic film; underwater photography
|Democracy of Ancient Greece: The Age of Excellence - Johanna Alemann|
Discusses the social, political and cultural aspects of Greece's golden age and analyzes the philosophy on which the society was based. Stunning cinematography by Gunther Von Fritsch, including Acropolis, Agora, Delfi, Corinth. Shows American artist Ralph Hulett at work at Greek historical sites. For more on director Johanna Alemann, visit http://www.afana.org/alemann.htm
|Discovering American Folk Music - Bernard Wilets|
Reviews the two main influences -- African and English -- on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, 'The Streets of Laredo,' and later in a Negro blues version entitled 'Saint James Infirmary. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
|Discovering Russian Folk Music - Bernard Wilets|
Presents elements that make the Russian folk music tradition beautiful and distinctive. Discusses the uses of music in Russian villages, cities, and churches and shows how modern music is being influenced by these traditions. Includes choruses, solo songs and costumed dances, and introduces the balalaika, panpipes and zhalieka. For more on filmmaker Bernard Wilets, visit http://www.afana.org/wilets.htm
Keywords: balalaika; panpies; zhalieka
|Dong Kingman - James Wong Howe|
This exceptional film shows painter Kingman at work in New York's Chinatown, shot by master cinematographer James Wong Howe.
Keywords: art; painting; Chinese
Downloads: 7,429 (1 review)
|Doña Rosa: Potter of Coyotepec - Orville Goldner|
Beautiful color film on Doña Rosa de Nieto, from San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, showing her making an olla, and firing her creations in an underground kiln.
Keywords: olla; Zapotec; Dona Rose de Nieto